In the city where the “Po-boy”, or as some say “Poor Boy”, originated, where did the name of the beloved “Po-boy” come from and why? These culinary treats can be made with meats and cheeses, or seafood. If the wait staff asks you [...]
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How many New Orleans festivals are there in April and May ? There are dozens of New Orleans festivals scheduled for April and May. Spring is a season of festivals! The premier festival of the season is the Jazz and Heritage Festival at the [...]
When we refer to oysters being poached, we’re not referring to thieves stealing oysters from oyster beds. Rather, we’re referring to a cooking method where the oysters are cooked in a liquid without their shells. There are as many poached oyster recipes as there [...]
It’s a New Orleans tradition to serve the food buffet style with passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the reception. However, that’s not how receptions are conducted in the rest of the country. When you’re having a destination wedding in New Orleans, you might want to [...]
It’s a time to relax and enjoy the company of your family, all the while having a party in your mouth. In Louisiana, families are very close-knit and sharing meals as a family is sacred. Family-style dining refers to ordering a variety [...]
2018 Mardi Gras Parades Although Carnival season and the 2018 Mardi Gras Parades actually kicks off on January 6th each year, Mardi Gras Day is Tuesday, February 13, 2018. All of the major New Orleans parades on the Uptown route are the 2 weeks prior [...]
Homemade spice mixes are the perfect last minute gift. They are very quick, inexpensive to make, and thoughtful. It is a kitchen item that we seem to just take for granted, especially in New Orleans, but it truly is a unique gift. Package a [...]
Are you ready to experience the adventure of a lifetime? In New Orleans, we have lots of fun from Mardi Gras Parades to Swamp Tours, but have you ever thought about rappelling down a 25 story building? Whether you are fearless or looking to overcome [...]
Cajuns love their pepper! It’s a major component in Cajun Cuisine. Let’s take a look at the difference between red and black pepper! Why is red pepper so much hotter than black pepper? Is Cayenne and red pepper one in the same? [...]
If you like music, The VooDoo Fest will be a dream come true. Every year, it seems like the VooDoo Fest gets bigger and better. It is a festival that brings music lovers, food lovers, and of course Halloween Costume revelers to City Park. The [...]